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Subscription scam targets newspaper subscribers

An organization identified by the Better Business Bureau as the Associated Publishers Network has been mailing the fake invoices. It also uses various other names such as United Publisher's Clearing House, National Magazine Services, Orbital Publishing, and Publisher’s Billing Exchange.

Business

Wal-Mart to cut prices to spur sales

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., working to reverse six straight quarters of stagnant U.S. sales, will cut prices on more than 20,000 items tomorrow to get a jump on competitors before the holiday season.

Technology

Google Fiber says it won’t sell service in Leawood

Google Fiber told prospective customers in Leawood that it won’t build its network in the prosperous Johnson County suburb. It didn’t elaborate on what prompted the seller of ultra-fast Internet and TV service to back out of one of the most prosperous — and potentially lucrative — cities in the Kansas City market.

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Summit Grill and Bar expands to Waldo

The owners of Lee’s Summit’s Summit Grill and Bar are opening a second location in Waldo, in the former Kennedy’s/Remedy space. An online business based out of Lenexa, Barefoot Beach Bums, has opened a brick-and-mortar store in Parkville.

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Teens can learn a lot from these two new books

“The Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth and More” by Kara McGuire (Capstone Young Readers) and “O.M.G. Official Money Guide for Teenagers” by Susan Beacham and husband Michael Beacham (Money Savvy Generation) are packed with user-friendly information that make dollars and cents understandable for younger readers.

La. shelves plans for computerized tests in spring

Louisiana's new Common Core-aligned standardized tests won't be given on computers this year as had been planned for thousands of students, but will be given entirely on paper, Education Superintendent John White announced Friday.

Teens can learn a lot from these two new books

“The Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth and More” by Kara McGuire (Capstone Young Readers) and “O.M.G. Official Money Guide for Teenagers” by Susan Beacham and husband Michael Beacham (Money Savvy Generation) are packed with user-friendly information that make dollars and cents understandable for younger readers.

La. shelves plans for computerized tests in spring

Louisiana's new Common Core-aligned standardized tests won't be given on computers this year as had been planned for thousands of students, but will be given entirely on paper, Education Superintendent John White announced Friday.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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